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Read Use Good Communication Strategies to Quell Patient Fears on Medical Economics

Posted on Aug 20, 2021 by Josh Weiner
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In a new article in Medical Economics, Josh Weiner, president and CEO Solutionreach, looks at the impact COVID-19 is having on patients seeking needed care.

According the the article, "Data from several studies certainly suggests that people are putting off both appointments and emergency care. The op-ed cited data including reported cancer diagnoses being down 45 percent and heart attacks being down 38 percent." And it goes on to say, "According to a Mayo Clinic study mentioned in the article, it isn’t that people aren’t sick or injured. It is that they aren’t seeking care, and when they do seek care, they are in far worse condition. As a result, they are more likely to die from their illness. So healthcare providers need to start focusing on getting patients back in for the care they need—both urgent and preventive."

Weiner suggests that one of the keys to turning this around is good communication with patients that can help reduce fears and encourage them to get the care they need. He offers several strategies and suggestions that can be read in the full article in Medical Economics.

Josh Weiner

Josh Weiner

Josh Weiner is the CEO of Solutionreach. He joined Solutionreach from Summit Partners, a leading global growth equity firm. Through his work with Summit Partners, Josh served on the Solutionreach board of directors for three years. Prior to Summit Partners, he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Weiner has been recognized by Utah Business as a 2017 CXO of the Year and as a 2018 Forty Under 40 Utah Rising Star. Josh is a graduate of Stanford University and resides in Salt Lake City with his wife and daughter. Josh and his family spend as much time as possible exploring the natural wonders of Utah's mountains and desert.